FREE TASTER: IGCSE Chemistry (Year 2)
Age 11-16, (£11/session, Mondays 11am UK time)
- Zoom Class
Join us for a free taster session of our IGCSE Chemistry Year 2 course! This gives Thinkers and parents a chance to 'sample' the course before deciding whether the course is right for them. In this course we research and learn about the concepts listed in the IGCSE chemistry specification. The aim of this course is to learn using discovery and research. We will look at some of the longer exam questions in IGCSE chemistry and use our knowledge and skills to research the answer and make sure that our knowledge covers all the parts of the IGCSE specification. The course will be taught through research, experimentation, demonstrations, and discussion. We aim to make this course as interactive and engaging as possible. This course is great for people preparing for IGCSE exams or just looking to learn more about the nature of matter and wanting to develop their higher order thinking, analysis, research, and communication skills. We will be working from the CAIE IGCSE (9-1) 2023-25 specification.Cambridge IGCSE (9-1) Chemistry 0971 (cambridgeinternational.org) This course runs over 2-years. Doing the course over 2 years will allow greater exploration and interaction. Exam skills will be emphasised and practiced more in the latter part of the course. However, if your Thinker would like to prepare for the exam in a year, please be in touch as this can be organised, but will require more independent weekly work from your Thinker. Alternatively, as the course develops if any Thinkers would like to be move faster toward an exam, we will work with them to help. In short, depending on your Thinker's needs and previous knowledge they might choose to do their science course in 1 or 2 years, and choose to take this course or our 2nd year course, or both. If you are uncertain of the best path for you, please get in touch. NB Thinkers Meet Up will provide a course that covers the all the curriculum content and more. We will work to develop critical thinking and inspire and promote independent research. We can advise when we feel students are ready to succeed in an exam - in terms of content knowledge and exam-skill maturity. It is the parents's responsibility, however, to find an exam centre and register their Thinker for the exam. It is the Thinkers responsibility to put in at least 1 hour of work per week outside of the class to study and prepare for exams. Not all Thinkers opt to take exams, some simply want to learn, which is, of course, also wonderful.
We will do our utmost to ensure every booked class takes place. However, we strongly believe in the value of conversation between thinkers. Thus, we will not run a class with less than the minimum number of students. If we do not have a full group 24 hours before the class is set to start we will, sadly, cancel the session, refund all participants, and seek to run the class at a different time. Our full booking and cancellation policy can be found in our Terms and Services.